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Race Drama

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I need to be careful what I wish for. Yesterday, I tossed out the hope that it might be rainy here at the lake so I wouldn’t feel bad sitting inside to watch the second-to-last mountain stage of the Tour de France. Well, it was storming so bad for a while, there was no signal to the satellite dish for us to receive the telecast of the beginning kilometers.

Luckily, things settled down in time to see much of the excitement. In a dramatic surprise, yellow jersey contender, Thibaut Pinot had to abandon due to a knee injury, but that was greatly overshadowed when the stage was stopped prematurely, mid-descent, due to an epic hail-storm. Times were taken at the top of the previous big climb and resulted in a change in leadership.

Columbian Egan Bernal is now in yellow!

Now the weather here at the lake is gorgeous and I am going to sit inside regardless, to see what drama might top that of yesterday.

It doesn’t solve any problems in the world, but the distraction of a great athletic endeavor for entertainment certainly serves to energize.

Race on!

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Written by johnwhays

July 27, 2019 at 7:34 am

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  1. Yesterday and today were both unusual days by Tour norms. The end results were not all the surprising. I took off this morning from any work to watch the penultimate stage rather than working some and coming inside to watch. Glad I did I missed yesterday entirely because of the early end and I would have most certainly missed today with shortened route.

    Jim Parker (@drjparker)

    July 27, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    • They were unusual. Gave me mixed feelings, but I enjoyed the added intrigue. I was very happy to have been somewhere that allowed me to see the live broadcast.

      johnwhays

      July 27, 2019 at 3:42 pm


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